Wireless networks

A wireless network provides common connection settings for wireless clients. These settings include SSID, security mode, and the method for handling client traffic.

When you add a wireless network to an access point, you define the method of integrating traffic on the wireless network into your local network.

Table 1. Client traffic types
Name Description
Separate zone The wireless network is handled as a separate network with the specified IP address range. All traffic from a separate zone network is sent to XG Firewall using the VXLAN protocol.
Bridge to AP LAN The wireless network is bridged into the network of the selected access point. Clients share the IP address range of the access point.
Bridge to VLAN The wireless network is bridged into a VLAN. Use this method when you want access points to be in a common network that is separate from the wireless clients.

General settings

Client traffic
Method for integrating traffic on the wireless network into your local network.
Encryption
Encryption algorithm to use for network traffic. AES is recommended.
Time-based access
Allow access to the wireless network according to the specified schedule.
Client isolation
Prevent traffic among wireless clients that connect to the same SSID on the same radio. This setting is typically used on guest networks.
Hide SSID
Do not show the wireless network SSID.
Fast transition
Force wireless networks to use the IEEE 802.11r standard.
MAC filtering
Restrict the MAC addresses allowed to connect to the wireless network. Blacklists allow all MAC addresses except those in the selected list. Whitelists prohibit all MAC addresses except those in the selected list.